Emilio Fernández

Mexican film director and actor

Emilio "El Indio" Fernández (born Emilio Fernández Romo, Spanish pronunciation: [eˈmiljo feɾˈnandes ˈromo]; March 26, 1904 – August 6, 1986) was a Mexican movie director, actor and screenwriter. He was one of the most famous directors of the Golden Age of Mexican cinema in the 1940s and 1950s. He is best known for his work as director of the movie Maria Candelaria, which won the Palme d'Or award at the 1946 Cannes Film Festival.[1]

Emilio Fernández
Emilio Fernández Romo

(1904-03-26)March 26, 1904
DiedAugust 6, 1986(1986-08-06) (aged 82)
Years active1928–1986
Spouse(s)Gladys Fernández
Columba Domínguez


  1. "Festival de Cannes: Maria Candelaria". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-01-03. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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